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There's always something happening at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and you can keep up with events by reading our newletters, press releases and events listing. There is also the opportunity to get more information about the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Lecture.

  • 10/2018 Sir Iain Noble Memorial Lecture and Young Person of the Year Award 2018

    Sir Iain Noble Memorial Lecture and Young Person of the Year Award 2018

    The seventh Sir Iain Noble Memorial Lecture was delivered by Murdo Beaton of the Isle of Skye, on Thursday 11 October at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig where he gave a moving lecture entitled, “Ann an làrach coise nan Gaisgeach” (In the Footsteps of Heroes). Urras an Eilein, in which Murdo is...

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  • 10/2018 The Death of Connlaoch: An ancient Gaelic ballad re-born

    The Death of Connlaoch: An ancient Gaelic ballad re-born

    A’ Seinn na Sgeulachd: Bàs Chonnlaoich | Singing the Story: The Death of Connlaoch Saturday 20 October, 6.30 pm, Netherbow Theatre, Scottish Storytelling Centre https://www.sisf.org.uk/event/?eventid=16721 From chiefs’ halls to ceilidh houses, heroic ballads and their stories have been at the heart of Gaelic culture for centuries. They form one of...

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  • 10/2018 Gap year student receives SMO’s Student of the Year award

    Gap year student receives SMO’s Student of the Year award

    The award for Student of the Year was given to Isabelle Flower, who undertook the first year course for fluent speakers – Gàidhlig is Conaltradh.  Isabelle is one of a growing number of students who come to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig from Celtic of Gaelic depts at other universities to take...

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  • 10/2018 Graduation success at the highest level for Sabhal Mor Ostaig

    Graduation success at the highest level for Sabhal Mor Ostaig

    An evening of celebration was held at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Sleat last Friday (5 October) at the annual Graduation Ceremony which took place at the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture. In total 64 students graduated from the undergraduate and postgraduate programme which the College offers, with particular...

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  • 10/2018

    MacDonald of Sleat Poetry Prize 2018

    The winner of this year’s MacDonald of Sleat poetry prize is Torquil Macleod from Lochs, Isle of Lewis. The competition, which is run by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, was instituted by Sir Ian MacDonald of Sleat in memory of his daughter, Deborah, who passed away at an early age. The theme...

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  • 09/2018

    Griogair Labhruidh appointed as new Music Lecturer

    SMO is delighted to announce that the singer and musician, Griogair Labhruidh , will be joining the College as a Lecturer for the BA (Hons) Gaelic and Traditional Music.  Course Leader, Dr Decker Forrest commented: “The BA (Hons) Gaelic and Traditional Music programme is truly exceptional because it focuses first...

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  • 08/2018 Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s Library receives Sorley Maclean’s book collection

    Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s Library receives Sorley Maclean’s book collection

    The Library at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig has recently received a remarkable collection of books belonging to the renowned poet Sorley Maclean. Numbering almost 1,800 titles, the collection includes old family books, prizes from Sorley’s schooldays and presentation copies, in addition to his own personal acquisitions. Born in Raasay, Sorley Maclean...

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  • 07/2018 Princess Royal attends graduation ceremony

    Princess Royal attends graduation ceremony

    Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Dingwall today to preside over the Highland Theological College UHI graduation ceremony at Dingwall and Strathpeffer Free Church. Acting in her capacity as Chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands, HRH presented certificates to the graduates and gave an address. Reverend...

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  • 07/2018 Significant research collection gifted to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s library.

    Significant research collection gifted to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s library.

    The executors and family of the renowned piping scholar, Professor Roderick Cannon, have gifted his extensive collection of papers, correspondence and music books to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s Library, making an invaluable addition to the College’s research resources. Predominantly relating to the Highland bagpipe, his research also covered in great depth...

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  • 06/2018 Dr Marsaili MacLeod appointed as Vice-Principal and Director of Studies

    Dr Marsaili MacLeod appointed as Vice-Principal and Director of Studies

    Dr Marsaili MacLeod has been appointed as Vice-Principal and Director of Studies at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. Dr MacLeod currently lectures in Gaelic Studies at the University of Aberdeen. She has a PhD also from Aberdeen looking at “The meaning of the Gaelic Labour Market in the Highland and Islands of...

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